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    2020 Kia Seltos vs MG Hector - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 31 Jul 2020

    Which car is better: Kia Seltos or MG Hector? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    2020 Kia Seltos vs MG Hector

    Seltos 2020 vs Hector 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    SELTOS VS HECTOR | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    MG Hector

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹9.89

    Style

    ₹12.74

    HTK

    ₹10.29

    Super

    ₹13.54

    HTK+

    ₹11.49

    Hybrid Super

    ₹14.14

    HTX

    ₹13.09

    Hybrid Smart

    ₹15.24

    GTK

    ₹13.79

    Hybrid Sharp

    ₹16.54

    GTX

    ₹15.29

       

    GTX+

    ₹16.29

       


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.29 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The MG Hector turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 12.74 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.54 lakh

    SELTOS VS HECTOR | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

    MG Hector

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTX

    ₹14.09

    Smart

    ₹15.94

    GTX

    ₹16.29

    Sharp

    ₹17.44

    GTX+

    ₹17.29

       


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 14.09 lakh and MG Hector starts from Rs. 15.94 lakh.

    SELTOS VS HECTOR | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    MG Hector

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹10.34

    Style

    ₹13.88

    HTK

    ₹11.54

    Super

    ₹14.88

    HTK+

    ₹12.54

    Smart

    ₹16.33

    HTX

    ₹14.14

       

    HTX+

    ₹15.34

       


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 10.34 lakh and go up to Rs. 15.34 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The MG Hector diesel manual prices start from Rs. 13.88 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.33 lakh.

    SELTOS VS HECTOR | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

    MG Hector

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTK+

    ₹13.54

    -

    -

    HTX+

    ₹16.34

       

    GTX+

    ₹17.34

       


    For the diesel automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 13.54 lakh. MG Hector is not available with diesel automatic powertrain.

    Seltos 2020 vs Hector 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide and 1645mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2610mm. The Kia Seltos has a boot space of 433 litres. The MG Hector measures 4655mm in length, 1835mm in width and 1760mm in height. The wheelbase of MG Hector is 2750mm and it has a boot space of 587 litres.

    Also Read - 2020 Kia Seltos vs Tata Nexon Facelift - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    SELTOS VS HECTOR | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Seltos

    Difference

    MG Hector

    Length (mm)

    4315

    340

    4655

    Width (mm)

    1800

    35

    1835

    Height (mm)

    1645

    115

    1760

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2610

    140

    2750

    Boot Space (litre)

    433

    154

    587

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    190

    2

    192

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    50

    10

    60


    Dimension Review

    • Hector is longer than Seltos by 340mm.
    • Hector is wider than Seltos by 35mm.
    • Hector is taller than Seltos by 115mm.
    • Hector has a longer wheelbase than Seltos; by 140mm.
    • Hector has 154 litres more boot space than Seltos.
    • Hector has 2mm more ground clearance than Seltos.
    • The Hector is a much larger car from a higher segment and its stronger road presence conveys it too.

    Seltos 2020 vs Hector 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    SELTOS VS HECTOR | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Kia Seltos

    Kia Seltos

    MG Hector

    MG Hector

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Turbo Petrol Hybrid

    Displacement

    1.4L

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    143PS @ 5000rpm

    143PS @ 5000rpm

    Peak Torque

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

    250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    16.1kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    13.3kmpl

    14.29kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    7-speed DCT

    CVT

    6-speed DCT

    -

    Automatic FE

    16.2kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    12.32kmpl

    -


    Seltos Petrol vs Hector Petrol

    The Kia Seltos gets a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos turbo petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.1kmpl white the automatic claims to returns a figure of 16.2kmpl.

    There is also a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.8kmpl.

    Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Kia Seltos Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    MG Hector gets a 1.5L turbo petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 143PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The MG Hector petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 13.3kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 12.32kmpl.

    There’s also a 1.5L turbo petrol hybrid 4-cylinder engine, which makes the same power and torque. This engine is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 14.29kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • Hector has a more powerful engine than Seltos.
    • Hector's engine produces more torque than Seltos'.
    • Seltos petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Hector.
    • Seltos turbo will offer the best drivability as it has the best torque-to-weight ratio.

    SELTOS VS HECTOR | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    Kia Seltos

    MG Hector

    Engine Type

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Displacement

    1.5L

    2.0L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    170PS @ 3750rpm

    Peak Torque

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    350Nm @ 1750 - 2550rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    20.8kmpl

    16.17kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed TC

    -

    Automatic FE

    17.8kmpl

    -


    Seltos 1.5L Diesel vs Hector 2.0L Diesel

    Kia Seltos gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque-converter type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 20.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 17.8kmpl.

    MG Hector gets a 2.0L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 170PS of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 16.17kmpl.

    Diesel Engine Review

    • Hector has a more powerful engine than Seltos.
    • Hector's engine produces more torque than Seltos'.
    • Seltos diesel is more fuel-efficient than Hector

    Hector's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Seltos's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower fuel costs then Seltos will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    Seltos 2020 vs Hector 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of Seltos 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED Lightbar
    • Auto-Dimming IRVM
    • R17 Alloy Wheels
    • 10.25-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Ambient Mood Lighting
    • Cruise Control
    • Smart Key w/ Push Start/Stop Button
    • Auto Ac
    • Telescopic Steering
    • Rear Door Sunshade Curtain
    • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
    • Air purifier
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Internet-connected telematics features
    • Rear Disc Brakes

    Notable top features of Hector 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ Floating Light Turn Indicators
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Panoramic Sunroof
    • 6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
    • 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
    • 10.4-inch Touchscreen w/ 8 Speaker System By Infinity
    • 360 Degree Camera View
    • Powered Tailgate
    • 6 Airbags
    • All 4 Disc Brakes
    • Hill Hold Control
    • Front Parking Sensors
    • 7-inch full-colour screen in the instrument cluster 
    • Heated outside mirrors
    • Powered opening and closing tailgate

    Is the Kia Seltos better than the MG Hector?

    Price of the base variant of Kia Seltos is Rs. 9.89 lakh and MG Hector is Rs. 12.74 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Seltos has a much lower ex-showroom price but the higher variants overlap with some of Hector’s variants.

    In terms of dimensions, Hector is a much larger car compared to the Seltos. So, naturally, it’ll have a better road presence.

    Also Read - Kia Seltos 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    For petrol engines, Hector offers more torque, but the Seltos turbo’s torque-to-weight ratio is better. So, it’ll have better drivability than the Hector. Not to mention, the Seltos also has a better fuel efficiency figure.

    For diesel manual powertrain, Hector's engine offers more torque, and it’ll have better drivability as well. But, the Seltos wins the mileage competition with a much better fuel economy figure of 20.8kmpl.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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